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Generations of Texas history, commerce, and entrepreneurship encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the stories of the many families, both enslaved and not, who worked to build Texas. Over its 134-year history, the site hosted sugarcane production, cattle ranching, and oil drilling as it transitioned through the ownership of the Varners, the Pattons, and the Hoggs. 

Learn more about Varner-Hogg
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Location

1702 N. 13th St. 
West Columbia, TX 77486 
979-345-4656 
Contact us
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Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Tickets

Adult $10
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $8
Child (6-17) $5
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $22, each additional child $1

Admission provides access to both Levi Jordan and Varner-Hogg Plantations  

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Programs

Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Parlor inside the main house at Varner Hogg Plantation

Plan Your Visit

Visitors have several options when visiting the historic Varner-Hogg Plantation.

Exhibit at Varner Hogg Plantation

Varner-Hogg Plantation History

In 1824, Virginia native Martin Varner became one of 297 grantees who received a league of land from Stephen F. Austin and established his homestead in present-day Brazoria County.

Cottage at Varner Hogg Plantation

Rental Cottage

Guests can enjoy the tranquil scenery of Varner Creek while relaxing in the cottage’s front porch rocking chairs.

Kitchen at Varner Hogg Plantation

Event Rentals

This historic site is perfect for weddings, quinceañeras, anniversary parties, vow renewals, bridal and baby showers, and so much more! 

Events at Varner-Hogg Plantation

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Growing in Garden Camp Day One

We will be hosting a garden day camp full of fun gardening activities! Learn to sprout seeds, play garden games, discover hydroponics and more.

plant sprouts in a hydroponics garden

Growing in Garden Camp Day Two

We will be hosting a camp full of fun gardening activities! Learn to sprout seeds, play garden games, discover hydroponics and more.

plant sprouts in a hydroponics garden

Growing in Garden Camp Day Three

We will be hosting a camp full of fun gardening activities! Learn to sprout seeds, play garden games, discover hydroponics and more.

Varner-Hogg Plantation in the Blog

Plantations' Past

Since Texas’ colonization, people of African descent have been contributing to the state and its history. With their arrival in Texas as early as 1528, African Americans—whether enslaved or free—were instrumental in settling Spanish Texas.

Juneteenth: Freedom Comes to Texas

On June 19, 1865, Union troops in Texas began to enforce the end of slavery following the Civil War. Approximately 250,000 enslaved Black Texans had new legal status. In this program, historians discuss the impact of emancipation for these newly free Texans.

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Plantations' Past

Since Texas’ colonization, people of African descent have been contributing to the state and its history. With their arrival in Texas as early as 1528, African Americans—whether enslaved or free—were instrumental in settling Spanish Texas.